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Former Pangasinan governor Amado Espino Jr ambushed

Sep 11, 2019 - 6:27 PM

(4th UPDATE) Police say former governor and congressman Amado Espino Jr was rushed to a hospital in San Carlos City, Pangasinan, for treatment

AMBUSH. Amado Espino Jr is ambushed while aboard his vehicle in San Carlos City, Pangasinan. Photo from Senator Richard Gordon

Pangasinan's Espino starts serving Sandiganbayan graft suspension

Dec 15, 2016 - 10:18 AM

Espino is slapped with a 90 day suspension order by the anti graft court for allowing illegal black sand mining in his province when he was still governor

Pangasinan 5th District Representative Amado Espino Jr. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

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Sep 27, 2016 - 8:33 PM

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Espino 'humbled' by Duterte's apology

Sep 27, 2016 - 5:39 PM

Despite being falsely accused by President Rodrigo Duterte Pangasinan 5th District Representative Amado Espino Jr says he will continue supporting the war on drugs

Duterte to Espino, Pangasinan execs: Sorry for 'negligence'

Sep 27, 2016 - 5:13 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he takes full responsibility for mistakenly linking former Pangasinan governor Amado Espino Jr and two other Pangasinan officials to illegal drugs

I'M SORRY. President Rodrigo Duterte apologizes to Pangasinan 5th District Representative Amado Espino (left) and other Pangasinan officials for being mistakenly linked to illegal drugs.

House panel to deliberate on Espino, Villafuerte suspensions

Sep 13, 2016 - 9:09 PM

The House Committee on Rules will decide how to act on the suspension orders issued against the congressmen by the anti graft court Sandiganbayan

SUSPENSION ORDERS. Pangasinan 5th District Representative Amado Espino Jr and Camarines Sur 2nd District Representative Luis Raymund Villafuerte have been ordered suspended by the Sandiganbayan. Espino photo from his Facebook page, Villafuerte photo by Bobby Toriano/Poe-Escudero Media Bureau

Espino on suspension: Only 'preventive', not final

Sep 10, 2016 - 10:05 AM

Pangasinan congressman Amado Espino Jr says he will go through the judicial process even if the charges he says are pure fabrications and politically motivated

POLITICS? Pangasinan congressman Amado Espino Jr says the charges against him are 'pure fabrications and politically motivated.' File photo from Espino's Facebook page

Pangasinan's Espino meets with Duterte, granted probe into drug matrix

Aug 31, 2016 - 6:16 PM

Pangasinan 5th District Representative Amado Espino Jr says he is willing and ready to face all accusers and evidence that would be presented against him

CONTROVERSIAL. Former Pangasinan governor and incumbent Representative Amado Espino Jr. Screen shot of Rappler.

De Lima on Duterte's call to resign: Why should I listen to my persecutor?

Aug 29, 2016 - 6:16 PM

Is there any reason why I should be taking advice from the person who is persecuting and maligning me? says Senator Leila De Lima whom the President urged to hang herself

WHY SHOULD I LISTEN TO HIM? Senator Leila De Lima says there is no need for her to heed the call of her persecutor, President Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte's prison drug matrix based on strong evidence – Palace

Aug 25, 2016 - 6:10 PM

Communications Secretary Martin Andanar says the controversial matrix went through thorough validation

DUTERTE'S ACCUSATIONS. President Duterte holds a press conference before showing media his New Bilibid Prison drug matrix on August 25, 2016. Photo by KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PPD

Pangasinan exec: Duterte drugs matrix ‘big, horrible joke’

Aug 25, 2016 - 3:48 PM

Congressman Amado Espino and his longtime aide Raffy Baraan flatly deny the President s allegations

Poe woos voters, holds 1st provincial rally in FPJ hometown

Feb 13, 2016 - 11:35 AM

In 2013 Commission on Elections data show that Poe topped the senatorial polls in the province with 818 598 votes

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Local Vote: Cagayan, Pangasinan, Parañaque

Sep 26, 2015 - 9:30 AM

Rappler s weekly PHvote wrap up: Is Jack Enrile gearing up for a congressional comeback in Cagayan? Who’ll make for better governor in Pangasinan: congressman or barangay chair? 6 celebrities want to be Parañaque councilors

ON THE WEEKLY #PHVOTE WRAP-UP: (From left) Jack Enrile of Cagayan, Vandolph Quizon and Jason Webb of Parañaque, and Mark Cojuangco of Pangasinan

'Pangasinan NPC is 100% behind PNoy, but not LP'

May 18, 2013 - 12:14 PM

NPC shows force sweeps LP in Pangasinan

Espino in landslide win as Pangasinan governor

May 15, 2013 - 11:48 AM

The NPC regains control of Pangasinan

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Pangasinan needs to replace 10 CF cards

May 14, 2013 - 8:31 AM

Results in malfunctioning CF cards won t delay proclamation of winners especially if margins are wide says Comelec

Espino vs Braganza: No ceasefire on poll day

May 13, 2013 - 5:31 PM

It s already election day and the two rivals for the governor s seat in Pangasinan Amado Espina Jr and Hernani Braganza continued their word war

Braganza 'jails' Espino allies for alleged vote-buying

May 13, 2013 - 3:51 PM

Hernani Braganza arrests an alleged supporter of an ally of reelectionist Gov Amado Espino Jr for vote buying

NPC to hold own quick count in Pangasinan

May 12, 2013 - 3:13 PM

Poll watchers will be assigned to each of about 2 000 polling precincts in the province They will SMS the results as soon as the PCOS finished counting

Pangasinan: Braganza, Espino and a divided clan

May 12, 2013 - 11:15 AM

Can Braganza pull an upset win over a powerful incumbent? His cousin Ranjit Shahani doubts it And that s what makes the Pangasinan race colorful

Slain mayor's kin: Espino innocent

Apr 30, 2013 - 4:22 PM

The children of slain Mayor Ruperto Martinez have their own suspects

NOT ESPINO. Martinez's family wants DOJ to clear him of murder charges. Photo by Rappler.com/Purple Romero

Pangasinan: Grenade blast at whistleblower's house

Apr 24, 2013 - 3:05 PM

Mayor Rodrigo Orduña earlier filed a plunder complaint against Pangasinan Gov Amado Espino Jr for receiving jueteng money

WHISTLE BLOWER. Mayor Rodrigo Orduna links Pangasinan Gov Amado Espino Jr to 'jueteng.' File photo by Natashya Gutierrez

Ramos endorses nephew for Pangasinan governor

Apr 23, 2013 - 3:35 PM

The former president campaigns for gubernatorial bet Hernani Braganza

Braganza on peace pact: I wasn’t invited

Mar 28, 2013 - 7:59 PM

Alaminos City Mayor Hernani Braganza says he would have been willing to sign the peace covenant

Why sign peace pact with deceitful rival? – Espino

Mar 27, 2013 - 6:21 PM

He says well meaning peace covenant might serve as coverup for well orchestrated political demolition jobs mounted by his rival

Espino, Braganza skip pact for peaceful elections

Mar 25, 2013 - 7:59 PM

The two gubernatorial bets had prior appointments but so did the other local candidates who made time for the covenant signing

Rivals in Braganza's town back Gov Espino

Mar 23, 2013 - 12:31 AM

Three of the 5 mayoral candidates in Alaminos City set aside their rivalries to work for the re election of Gov Amado Espino Jr

RE-ELECTIONIST. Pangasinan Gov. Amado Espino Jr. (in photo) is in a one-on-one race against Alaminos Mayor Hernani Braganza. Photo from http://www.pangasinan.gov.ph

Writ of amparo 'misused' in newsman's case

Feb 20, 2013 - 6:09 PM

De Lima says they are ready to challenge the propriety of such writ

WRONG USE. De Lima said the writ of amparo should not have been sought in the case of Jaime Aquino's son.

SC issues writ of amparo to publisher

Feb 19, 2013 - 6:50 PM

Jaime Aquino says both Espino and Celeste are now accusing him of allegedly using his son to testify against them

WRIT ISSUED. The Supreme Court ordered the Court of Appeals to resolve writ of amparo petition filed by Pangasinan newsman Jaime Aquino.

Pangasinan governor, congressman face murder raps

Feb 12, 2013 - 6:54 PM

This is in connection with the December 2012 killing of Infanta Mayor Ruperto Martinez

Pangasinan police chief relieved

Dec 22, 2012 - 5:51 PM

Interior Secretary Manuel Mar Roxas II says the relief of Pangasinan police chief Mariano Versoza is a clear message about government s intent to fight jueteng

UNA on jueteng charge vs Gov Espino: LP, is that you?

Dec 17, 2012 - 5:13 PM

Opposition smells politics in the Liberal Party led administration s seasonal campaign vs jueteng and sudden interest in Pangasinan

WHISTLE BLOWER. Mayor Rodrigo Orduna links Pangasinan Gov Amado Espino Jr to 'jueteng.' Photo by Natashya Gutierrez